Medicare beneficiaries are less likely to report negative insurance experiences, including plan not covering care
Medicare beneficiaries are less likely to report any access problems due to cost, including not getting needed specialist care
Medicare beneficiaries are much more likely to report being very confident in their future ability to get care
Even those most at risk, sick and poor Medicare beneficiaries, are more likely to rate their coverage as excellent
Source: Karen Davis et al., “Medicare Versus Private Insurance: Rhetoric and Reality.” Health Affairs Web Exclusive (October 2002).
Medicare Beneficiary Experience: Compared to Privately Insured Ages 19–64